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Tallahassee farm prepares for Hurricane Michael

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:22:53-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - As Hurricane Michael makes it's approach toward the Florida Panhandle, many Leon County residents have begun to evacuate.

But one farm is preparing all of its residents for the storm.

"We're praying for the best and preparing for the worst like they always say," said Shannon Carroll, the owner of Redemption Love Farm.

Redemption Love Farms owner Shannon Carroll has been through many hurricanes.

"The past two years we have not evacuated and everyone here stayed on our farm, which we're very happy about but this year we don't know and we do this every year to prepare," said Carroll.

Carroll and her family are preparing every animal on the farm, from small to big and even the stinky.

"You have to prepare and unfortunately when you have the amount of animals like we do on our little farm, I mean when you are caretakers and stewards of animals you have to take care of them," said Carroll.

That's why Carroll is attaching name tags on the animals, with her information on the tag in case the animals get out. 

"Our worst fear is not necessarily the safety of the animals per say it's that they could get out and then they'd no longer be safe," said Carroll.

Carroll has some advice for those who have animals on their property.

"Calm down and don't be worried," Carroll explained. "The animals definitely know best."

Carroll says she hopes to re-open the farm by Saturday or Sunday. For more updates, check out their Facebook page for updates.